Lorin Maazel

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Lorin Varencove Maazel (March 6, 1930 – July 13, 2014) was an American conductor, violinist and composer. Making his debut at the conducting podium at the age of eight, he embarked on his career in earnest in 1953, establishing a reputation in European concert halls by 1960 but, by comparison, his career in the U.S. progressed far more slowly. However, he would later be appointed music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic (NYP), among other posts. Maazel was well-regarded in baton technique and possessed a photographic memory for scores. Described as mercurial and forbidding in rehearsal, he mellowed in old age.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Romeo & Juliet Berlioz; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1979 Don Juan / Till Eulenspiegel / Death & Transfiguration Richard Strauss; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1979 Pictures at an Exhibition / Night on Bald Mountain Moussorgsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 3
1981 Symphony No. 5, Op. 47 Shostakovich; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1981 The Planets, Op. 32 Gustav Holst; Orchestre National de France, Lorin Maazel 2
1982 Symphonie Fantastique Berlioz; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1982 Violin Concerto / Sérénade mélancolique Tschaikowsky; Gidon Kremer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1982 Symphony no. 5 Tchaikovsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1982 Symphony no. 9 " Choral" Beethoven; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 3
1982 Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture / Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave / Beethoven: Wellington's Victory Tchaikovsky, Beethoven; Vienna Philharmonic, Chorus of the Vienna State Opera, Lorin Maazel 1
1983 Symphony no. Four Tchaikovsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1983 New Years’s concert from Vienna Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1983 Symphonie no. 9 "Aus der Neuen Welt" / Karneval-Ouvertüre Dvořák; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 2
1983 The Rite of Spring Stravinsky; Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra 1
1984 Symphonic Dances / Vocalise / Aleko: Intermezzo Rachmaninov; Lorin Maazel, Berliner Philharmoniker 1
1984 Sinfonia Domestica / Macbeth Richard Strauss; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1985 Harold en Italie / Le Carnaval Romain – Ouverture Berlioz; Wolfram Christ, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1985 Requiem Andrew Lloyd Webber; Plácido Domingo, Sarah Brightman, Lorin Maazel 5 5
1985 Symphony no. 1 / Adagietto from Symphony no. 5 Mahler; Vienna Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel 1
1986 Cello Concerto Op. 104 Dvořák; Yo‐Yo Ma, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 2
1986 Scheherazade Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakow; Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 2
1986 Symphonie no. 1 / Der Fels / Vocalise Rachmaninov; Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1986 Symphony no. 1 Mahler; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1986 Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 2 "Little Russian" / Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony no. 2 "Antar" Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1986 Variations / Aurora Andrew Lloyd Webber; Julian Lloyd Webber, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 3
1987 Symphony no. 3 / Kindertotenlieder Mahler; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1987 Il trittico: Il tabarro / Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi (1976/77 studio casts) Puccini; Cotrubaş, Scotto, Horne, Gobbi, Domingo, Wixell, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1987 Madama Butterfly (1977 studio cast) Giacomo Puccini; Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, Ingvar Wixell, Gillian Knight, Florindo Andreolli, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1988 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto / Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev; Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel, Frank Peter Zimmermann 1
1989 Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 / Schubert: Symphony no. 8 Beethoven, Schubert; Vienna Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel 1
1989 Aida Giuseppe Verdi; Chiara, Pavarotti, Dimitrova, Nucci, Burchuladze, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Lorin Maazel 1
1989 Le Poème de l'extase / Piano Concerto / Prometheus Scriabin; Ashkenazy, Maazel, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra 2
1989 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Serge Prokofiev, Benjamin Britten; Lorin Maazel, Alec Clunes 2
1990 Ein Deutsches Requiem, op. 45 Johannes Brahms; Ileana Cotrubaş, Hermann Prey, New Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, Lorin Maazel 2
1990 Symphonien Nos. 7 & 8 Antonín Dvořák; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1991 Symphonies 4 & 5 Jean Sibelius; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 2
1991 Piano Concertos nos. 2, 3 Rachmaninoff; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel, Horacio Gutiérrez 1
1992 Symphonia Concertante Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky; Yo‐Yo Ma, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1993 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 / Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Shostakovich, Stravinsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 2
1993 Symphonies 1 & 7 Jean Sibelius; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 2
1994 Symphony nos. 8 & 9 "From the New World" Antonín Dvořák; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1994 Symphonie d-moll / Grande Pièce symphonique César Franck; Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Lorin Maazel, David Sanger 1
1994 Violin Concerto / En Saga / Serenade for Violin and Orchestra, op. 69 no. 2 Sibelius; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Julian Rachlin, Lorin Maazel 1
1995 Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 / Sinfonia Domestica, Op. 53 Richard Strauss; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 2
1995 Lorin Maazel Conducts Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra / Don Juan / Rosenkavalier Suite Richard Strauss; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 3
1995 Die 9 Symphonien Ludwig van Beethoven; Lorin Maazel, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks 1
1995 Symphonies nos. 2 & 6 Jean Sibelius; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 2
1995 Thaïs Jules Massenet; Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Nicolai Gedda, John Alldis Choir, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 5 2
1996 3 Symphonies / The Rock Rachmaninov; Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1996 Brandenburgische Konzerte 1-3 (Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Lorin Maazel) Bach; RSO Berlin, Lorin Maazel 1
1996 Brandenburgische Konzerte 4-6 Bach; RSO Berlin, Lorin Maazel 1
1996 Symphony no. 3 / Finlandia / Karelia Suite op. 11 / Valse Triste Sibelius; Lorin Maazel, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 1
1996 Symphony no. 3 / Dance Macabre / Phaeton / Danse Bacchanale Saint-Saëns; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel, Anthony Newman 2
1996 Pines of Rome / The Fountains of Rome / Roman Festivals Ottorino Respighi; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 3
1996 The Symphonies Sibelius; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 2
1997 Romeo & Juliet / Symphonie fantastique Berlioz; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel, Pierre Monteux 1
1997 Symphony no. 8 Anton Bruckner; Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1998 Overtures Wagner; Philharmonia Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1998 Romeo and Juliet Prokofiev; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 2
1998 Tosca Giacomo Puccini; Birgit Nilsson, Franco Corelli, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Lorin Maazel 3
1999 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris / Copland: Appalachian Spring, Fanfare for the Common Man George Gershwin, Aaron Copland; Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta 1
2000 Respighi: Feste romane / Pini di Roma / Rimsky-Korsakov: Le Coq d'or Suite Respighi, Rimsky-Korsakov; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
2001 Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring / Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4 Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
2001 Symphony No.5 / Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra Пётр Ильич Чайковский; Yo‐Yo Ma, Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel 1
2001 Violin concerto / Orchestral works Sibelius; Julian Rachlin, Lorin Maazel 1
2002 Cello Concerto / Dumky Trio Dvořák; Yo‐Yo Ma, Berlin Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel 1
2004 On the Transmigration of Souls John Adams; New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel 1
2004 Daphnis et Chloé Suites / Rapsodie Espagnol / La Valse / Bolero Maurice Ravel; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
2005 Slavonic Dances op. 46 & op. 72 Antonín Dvořák; Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
2006 Don Juan / Death and Transfiguration / Dance of the Seven Veils / Rosenkavalier Suite Richard Strauss; New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel 1
2009 L'oiseau de feu / Le sacre du printemps Strawinsky; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Lorin Maazel 1
2012 Cello Concertos Lalo, Saint-Saëns; Yo‐Yo Ma, Orchestre National de France, Lorin Maazel 2
2012 Shostakovich Rachmaninov Shostakovich, Rachmaninov; Sol Gabetta, Münchner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel, Olga Kern 1
2012 Symphony no. 2 / Karelia Suite Sibelius; Pierre Monteux, Lorin Maazel 1
2013 Symphony no. 2 / Vocalise Rachmaninov; Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
Boléro / La Valse / Rapsodie espagnole / Alborada del gracioso Ravel; Orchestre National de France, Lorin Maazel 1
Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite / Herbert: Hero and Leander Ferde Grofé, Victor Herbert; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
L'Enfant et les sortilèges Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de la R.T.F., Lorin Maazel 1
Romeo & Juliet / Nutcracker Suite Tchaikovsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
Symphonie Fantastique Berlioz; Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
Symphonie No. 4 in G Dur Mahler; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel, Kathleen Battle 1
Symphony No. 1 Mahler; New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel 1
Symphony no. 5 Mahler; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
The Four Seasons (Lorin Maazel) Vivaldi; Orchestre National de France, Lorin Maazel 1
The Great Ballets Tchaikovsky; Vienna State Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
The Great Composers: 58 - Madam Butterfly / Turandot (1977 studio cast / 1983 live cast) Giacomo Puccini; Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Lorin Maazel / Wiener Sängerknaben, Chor der Wiener Staatsoper, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Lorin Maazel 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Four Symphonies / Overtures Brahms; Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1989 Walzer Johann Strauss; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 2
1991 The Symphonies Tchaikovsky; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1992 Pictures From an Exhibition and other Russian favourites Мussorgsky; Lorin Maazel, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sir Adrian Boult 1
1993 La Traviata: Highlights Giuseppe Verdi; Chor & Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Lorin Maazel 1
1993 Russie éternelle Igor Markevitch, Lorin Maazel 1
1995 Stravinsky: The Firebird / De Falla: El amor brujo / El sombrero de tres picos Stravinsky, Falla; Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, Lorin Maazel 1
1995 Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov; Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1996 Franck: Symphonie D‐moll / Mendelssohn: Symphonie Nr. 5 “Reformation” César Franck, Felix Mendelssohn; Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1996 Sinfonia Domestica / Tod und Verklärung Richard Strauss; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Lorin Maazel 1
1997 L'Enfant et les sortilèges / L'Heure espagnole Maurice Ravel; Orchestre National de la R.T.F., Lorin Maazel 1
1999 Symphonie no. 2 / Die toteninsel Rachmaninov; Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
2000 Piano Concerto no. 2 / The Bells / Vocalise Sergei Rachmaninov; Sviatoslav Richter, Lorin Maazel, Vladimir Ashkenazy, André Previn 1
2000 Symphonies 4 & 7 / Tapiola Sibelius; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1

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